This paper is centered on quantifying the effect of computer room and computer room air conditioning (CRAC) unit modeling on the perforated tile flow distribution in a representative raised-floor data center. Also, this study quantifies the effect of plenum pipes and perforated tile porosity on the operating points of the CRAC blowers, total CRAC air flow rate, and its distribution. It is concluded that modeling the computer room, CRAC units, and/or the plenum pipes could change the tile flow distribution by up to 60% for the facility with 25% open perforated tiles and up to 135% for the facility with 56% open perforated tiles.

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